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The Good Student (2006)
"Mr. Gibb" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  January 2006 (USA)
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A unpopular high school teacher turns his life around after a student is kidnapped.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Gibb
Ally Palmer
Phil Palmer
Lisa Lynds ...
Brett Mullen
Pete Macauley
Detective Dick Moon
Rita Gardner ...
Marge Whitman
Evelyn Hirsch
Bartender (as Darrell Jones)
Unit Cop 1


Ron Gibb is a widower, solitary and depressed, teaching history at an upstate New York high school. He has a small crush on Ally, a cheerleader, which is noticed by another student and the janitor. After Ally breaks up with her boyfriend, Ron drops her off at home, and a few minutes later she's kidnapped. The police are alternately suspicious of Ron and baffled because there's no ransom demand. Her father, a used car salesman, turns it into a sales event. Ron confronts Ally's dad over his business practices and offers his own reward for her return. Who has her, and why? And will Ron eventually notice a neighbor who's been trying to get his attention? Written by <>

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Scandal is her best subject.



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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Hallway student (Tom Bunker) is seen walking down the hall as Mr. Gibb walks by and acknowledges him. Split scene right after that you can see the hallway student again leaning up against a locker as Mr. Gibb goes by talking to one of the teachers. See more »


Honest Phil Palmer: Next time take a dump on my face!
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References Room for Rent (2004) See more »

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Entertaining 90 Minutes
7 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Good Student is an entertaining who-dun-it. It is well acted and worthwhile entertainment. Pay attention to the police detectives because the pair is portrayed with a little different approach. I guess I do not know what a "Dark Comedy" really is, but I wouldn't categorize it as such. (The term Dark Comedy is almost an oxymoron.) It is necessary for the viewer to get into the action and follow along. If one just remains at the surface, it will be hard to like this movie, so plunge right in. You will find yourself wavering back and forth as you attempt to figure out who is the actual villain. Just get into it and expect to enjoy it and you'll have a nice experience. If you like a few twists and turns along the way, you will like this movie and find it a good way to have spent 90 minutes.

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